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Salsa Society

HOLA SALSEROS AND WELCOME TO THE SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY SALSA SOCIETY! Here at Salsa Soc we get those hips swaying and hearts racing to the fiery tempo of Latin music.

So come on down, get involved and have some fun with the hottest society in Southampton! Salsa Soc runs a range of weekly lessons including: Crossbody, Cuban, Rueda and Bachata, taught by talented professionals.

We hold classes for a range of abilities including Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate. No need to bring a partner along, there are plenty to go around! Hope to see you soon! Salsa Soc Email: salsasoc@soton.ac.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalsaSoc/.


About Salsa Society

Salsa Soc Offers a selection of enticing lessons for a variety of dancing styles 3 days a week.

Cuban Salsa (Casino) [Thursdays 7:30pm - 10pm, The Cafe]:

This street-dance style salsa is fun and flamboyant, filled to the brim with Latin flair.
The music is happy and carefree with a strong beat that even the newest of dancers can follow with ease.
Perfect for social dancing, this style is a must learn for those who want to let loose and just have fun on the dance floor.

Rueda de Casino [Fridays 7pm - 10pm, The Cube]:

This literal spin on Cuban Salsa brings new life to a usually 2 partner dance by incorporating all people present into a large circle or Rueda.
A single person calls out moves and the entire circle moves in response. This fun party style dance takes the best parts of Cuban Salsa and turns them on their head.
The music is bombastic, cheery and full of Latin passion. The perfect style for anyone who cannot contain themselves to dance with only one person for a whole song.

Crossbody/LA Salsa [Saturdays 3pm - 5pm, The Cube]:

This ballroom style salsa is graceful and elegant, with a smooth, mellifluous flow to every movement. The music is sultry, warm and provocative, but not without an underlying, driving beat that keeps hearts pounding and passions flying high.
This style suits those who wish to dance salsa whilst posh, poised and perfectly postured, for those whole value style and sexiness and wish to put a flourish on every move they make.

Bachata [Saturdays 5pm - 6pm, The Cube]:

This sensual style of dance provides, by far, the most tantalisingly tempting, entwining of two dancers available.
The music is slow and soft with deep bassy undertones and ranges from Latin classics to modern hits.
This style is best suited to those who want to lead or follow with their chests and their hips, and wish to be as close to their partners as physically possible.

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Salsa Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year SalsaSoc Class Membership£89.501/09/2019 - 31/08/2020This is our Year Class Membership which costs £90 for the whole year. This membership provides free entry into all lessons of the chosen style, and all the benefits of standard membership. Please take your reciept and student ID to a committee member in a red polo and we will issue you with one of our membership cards for proof of membership as well as a water bottle. As SUSU now charges a 50p charge on all membership prices bought through the box office, we have absorbed the cost and lowered the price to £89.50.
Semester SalsaSoc Class Membership£49.501/09/2019 - 17/01/2020This is our Semester Class Membership which costs £50 for one semester. This membership provides free entry into all lessons of the chosen style, and all the benefits of standard membership. Please take your receipt and student ID to a committee member in a red polo and we will issue you with one of our membership cards for proof of membership as well as a water bottle. As SUSU now charges a 50p charge on all membership prices bought through the box office, we have absorbed the cost and lowered the price to £49.50.
Year SalsaSoc Gold Membership£239.501/09/2019 - 31/08/2020This is our Year Gold Membership which costs £240 for the whole year. This membership provides free entry into ALL regular SalsaSoc lessons, and covers insurance for competitions and performances. Please take your reciept and student ID to a committee member in a red polo and we will issue you with one of our membership cards for proof of membership as well as a water bottle. As SUSU now charges a 50p charge on all membership prices bought through the box office, we have absorbed the cost and lowered the price to £239.50.
Semester SalsaSoc Gold Membership£124.501/09/2019 - 31/08/2020This is our Semester Gold Membership which costs £125 for one semester. This membership provides free entry into all regular SalsaSoc lessons, and covers insurance for competitions and performances. Please take your reciept and student ID to a committee member in a red polo and we will issue you with one of our membership cards for proof of membership as well as a water bottle. As SUSU now charges a 50p charge on all membership prices bought through the box office, we have absorbed the cost and lowered the price to £124.50.
Year Membership - Standard£2004/10/2019 - 01/10/2020This is our Year Standard Membership. It costs £20 for the whole year, and in return, you get discounts on lesson prices and events we run. You also get a SalsaSoc waterbottle. Please take your reciept and student ID to a committee member in a red polo and we will issue you with one of our membership cards for proof of membership as well as a water bottle. This membership is also required to perform in our squads and at performances for insurance purposes.

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Salsa Society this year are:

  • Maleha Khan
    Committee Member
  • Andrew Spiers
    Committee Member
  • Natalia Nadolska
    Crossbody and Bachata Captain
  • Weronika Kepa
    Cuban Captain
  • Peter Harston
    President
  • Charles Alcock
    Rueda Captain
  • Radka Miklusova
    Secretary
  • Sameen Islam
    Social Secretary
  • Luke Burke
    Treasurer
  • Adriana Tirnacop
    Vice President